The Bastard

  • by Brenda Novak
  • Narrated by Sarah Coomes
  • 12 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jeannette Boucher, a young French beauty from a family left penniless by the revolution, must marry against her will to save them all from ruin. But almost immediately after the vows are spoken, she learns that her old English husband is impotent - and in his desire for an heir, he plans to compromise her in the worst way. Determined to escape such a fate, she stows away on one of His Majesty’s frigates. But a woman alone is in constant danger.
To Lieutenant Treynor, honor means everything…. Born a bastard to a wayward marquise, Lieutenant Crawford Treynor was given to a poor farmer to raise and was maltreated until he ran away to join the Royal Navy. Treynor is determined to prove he’s as good as any other man and rise to captain his own frigate. But once he finds Jeannette aboard The Tempest he must decide whether to return her to the man he knows would abuse her - or risk everything, even his life, to keep her safe.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Another good story ruined by a bad narrator

Omg this woman should never be allowed to narrate any book. Her voice of the hero makes him sound like a pompous feminine idiot, only a shade different than his mother's voice, and the heroine's voice is no better.

Oh, the story. Ms Novak has written a number of good romances and this is one of them.
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- MickeyMarie

A good story ruined by the narrator

What did you like best about The Bastard? What did you like least?

I like the story. The narrator's voice ruined the character of the hero, Trainer.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Again the story was the most interesting aspect of the book. The sometimes sing song cadence of the narrator was pretty irritating.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Almost all the male voices sounded like the main villains voice.

Was The Bastard worth the listening time?

Yes, the story was worth the time, not so the listening. One would be better off reading the book.

Any additional comments?

Sarah Coomes has been added to my list of narrators not to listen to.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-21-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio